Date of Degree

5-2019

Document Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name

Au.D.

Program

Audiology

Advisor

Barbara Weinstein

Subject Categories

Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Disability Studies | Early Childhood Education | Health Communication | Medical Education | Other Rehabilitation and Therapy | Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling

Keywords

American Sign-Language, ASL, Deaf history, Deaf culture, Audiologists

Abstract

The goal of this project is to provide a means for Audiologists, Speech-Language-pathologists and related personnel to improve their ability to communicate and connect with culturally Deaf individuals through the use of video-animated sign-language interpretations. Arguments for or against the bilingual approach of using ASL and the spoken language with regards to Deaf education will be discussed through both a personal memoir and a review of current literature. This study will also shed light upon the history of the American Deaf population, American Sign-Language (ASL) and will conclude with a training module in ASL. The training module will be available through an application called “Brainscape” with animated gifs to assist in user learning.

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